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Pope Francis -- Against the West?

redneck8 Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 1:12 PM
As a protestant I appreciate your attitude, but Pat is right, not about protestants but Christianity as a whole..... Catholics and Protestants we all seem to choose what doctrines we wish to believe and what commandments we wish to obey?"
"The Faith is Europe. And Europe is the Faith," wrote Hilaire Belloc after that bloodbath we call World War I. "Either Europe will return to the Faith or she will perish."

By 1938, Belloc concluded Christian Europe was done:

"The bad work begun at the Reformation is bearing its final fruit in the dissolution of our ancient doctrines -- the very structure of society is dissolving." He was right. Europe is the dying continent.

And looking back at the history of the Old Continent, we see the truth of G.K. Chesterton's insight: When men cease to believe in God, they do...